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Former PM Thomas Thabane wins election in lesotho

Former Prime Minister of Lesotho Thomas Thabane has won majority votes in the country’s Parliamentary election based on the final results published on Tuesday.

Former Pruime Minister Thomas Thabane

 

On Tuesday the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced that Thabane’ party won 48 seats out of 120, while his predecessor Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili won only 30 seats.

According to Samonyane Ntsekele Secretary General of the Basotho Convention (ABC) says the party intends to form a coalition government with numerous political parties.

“We intend to form a government with the Democratic Alliance, the Basotho National Party and the Reformed Congress of Lesotho,” says Ntsekele

“We will make this coalition government official in the next two days,” he added.

Thabane is expected to re-occupy his office as head of the régime, three years after he was chased out of the country by a failed military revolution.

He escaped to South Africa after soldiers attacked police stations in the capital, Maseru, looted arms and killed a diplomat In August 2014.

He returns in 2015 for parliamentary elections where he was beaten.

Lesotho, which has been hit by political instability for five years, is one of the poorest countries in the world.

It depends essentially on its South African neighbor which provides much of its water.

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